Family of Facebook Shooting Victim Tells CNN They Forgive Killer and Speak of God’s Love
Last night, the family of Robert Godwin Sr. was interviewed on CNN, and spoke of forgiveness and God’s love.
The 74-year-old—who was a father of nine and grandfather of 14—was murdered by a man named Steve Stephens who posted the video to Facebook. The completely random and senseless killing has sparked a nationwide manhunt.
But during the interview, his family said that Godwin raised them to know the love of God, and expressed sympathy and even forgiveness for the killer.
The thing I would take away most from my father is he taught us about God, how to fear God, how to love God and how to forgive. Each one of us forgive the killer, the murderer, we want to wrap our arms around him …
I promise you I could not do that (forgive) if I didn’t know God, if I didn’t know him as my God and my Savior. I could not forgive that man. And I feel no animosity against him at all. I actually feel sadness in my heart for this man.
You can watch the powerful interview above.